When I sat down to write this, I was two paragraphs into a story about how much I love pizza and ate it almost every day while on vacation when my phone buzzed with sad news of my boyfriend’s grandmother’s passing.
Getting a gym membership can be a daunting task, let me tell you. That’s why I put it off for two years. Once I got up the courage, it really wasn’t that scary. The sports and recreation director gave us a tour of the facility, told us all about the equipment and classes, etc. and asked us if we had any questions. I felt like VIP status as he showed us around.
After taking this job, I realized there’s a lot more in Stark County than I realized. Back in January of 2014 when I started this gig, I’ll admit I was unfamiliar with most of the county, other than the little corner I called home.
At the time I was writing this, I was planning my vacation to South Carolina. I usually prefer to have every minute of a trip planned out so that no time is wasted. I requested travel guides months in advance and started thinking about what I would want to do. It was all-consuming.
For this issue, I had the honor of preparing a Thanksgiving meal. Hats off to all you ladies and gents who make this day possible for your friends and family each year. It’s no easy task. I know how difficult and long the day can be. And the days leading up to it, for that matter.